Not that it’s canon anymore but the Legends continuity clearly established it as a definitive light side power and had Jedi that were dedicated healers, but no one complained about it then.
I didn’t know about that. In that case, that’s dumb too.
she studied the ancient Jedi texts which might have included techniques and things that were lost
I doubt anything could get “lost” in the Jedi archives. They had the largest library of Force knowledge in the galaxy, if Force healing was a valid power they would know about it.
Rey was able to manifest powers like force lightning instinctively because of who she was, so it makes sense that she’d have the other side of the coin.
Force lightning is a dark side power, she has it because of Palpatine. I doubt Palpatine could use any light side powers.
That’s exactly what the librarian says in Episode 2, “if an item doesn’t show up in our records, it doesn’t exist.” I thought it was well understood that that was a manifestation of arrogance on the Jedi’s part. The Jedi archives in the prequels were all digital records and the original Jedi texts in the sequels are the only old fashioned books to ever appear in the series. Something could have been lost; Luke had to “go looking” for the first Jedi temple so the books could have been the same way.
The files on Kamino were lost because Dooku deleted them, not because they were accidentally deleted by some clueless librarian. The Jedi Archives on Coruscant contained hundreds of times more info than the Jedi Texts on Ach-To, there’s no way the Jedi wouldn’t know about Force healing.
Hypothetically Palpatine could if he chose to. That’s what I like about Rey having it, it shows that Palpatine could have used his powers for good but decided to be evil.
It’s impossible to use the dark side for good. Lucas’ depiction of the Force was very binary, there’s no in-between. All these post-modern interpretations of the Force have nothing to do with how it was depicted in the Lucas saga.
But we’re getting off-topic here.
Right, Dooku deleted the files, but there’s nothing confirming that the archives are complete, we only have to take them at their word. Dooku deleting the files in the first place shows that their reasoning is flawed.
There’s nothing postmodern about it. I mean that Palpatine had the potential within himself to use force healing or other compassionate abilities as Rey did, but his path down the dark side essentially cut him off from it. Rey is still conflicted and learning about the Force so she instinctively uses force lightning or healing depending on her emotional state.
How is this off topic?